Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Video for "Fugue State" by Conrad Clipper Released

We're pleased to announce we're nearly sold out of Cycle of Liminal Rites. Thank you to Reckless Records in Chicago, Harvest Records in Asheville and BBC 3's Late Junction for helping us move some of these tapes. Visit the Love Lion bandcamp page for orders.

Here is a video for "Fugue State" to celebrate!

Music: "Fugue State" from Cycle Of Liminal Rites
Video: Water & Concrete, by Sophie Littman

Sophie's amazing work sophielittman.co.uk

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Conrad Clipper on BBC 3's Late Junction

We are excited to announce Conrad Clipper has been featured on BBC 3's Late Junction twice this month. Episode hosts include Max Reinhardt, Sam Lee, and Ruth Barnes. 

Stream April 5's show here and April 13's episode here

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Thank you Slow Drift and WRFI for including Conrad Clipper on your radio show. Follow the link to stream or download the episode. 

The Slow Drift :: Episode 61
With Andrew Hoffmann
Original Air Date: 2016/02/05
Recorded live on WRFI Community Radio



billy gomberg :: empty falls :: waiting in poor lighting [avant archive]
nicolas barnier :: aurore iii :: music for a book [home normal]
mica levi :: love :: under the skin ost [milan]
hans zimmer :: s.t.a.y. :: interstellar ost [watertower music]
conrad clipper :: wide night :: cycle of liminal rites [love lion]
ryuichi sakamoto :: the revenant main theme atmospheric :: the revenant ost [new regency music]
sarah davachi :: flowers and other voiceless things :: qualities of bodies permanent [constellation tatsu]
black to comm :: is nowhere :: black to comm [type]
tim hecker :: spectral :: radio amore [mille plateaux]
clint mansell & the kronos quartet :: the last man :: the fountain ost [nonesuch]

Friday, January 22, 2016

"Cycle of Liminal Rites" Out Now

Release day is upon us! Limited to 100 high-bias tapes, C46, matte black tapes, full color art, plus high-quality download. Dubbed and printed in Chicago.

Buy via Bandcamp

Thursday, January 14, 2016

How I Made 'Cycle Of Liminal Rites'

Conrad Clipper has sent a personal account of the process of making our next release. We have the tapes and should be ready to ship in a week or two. Keep you posted!

"How I Made Cycle Of Liminal Rites

I started recording this album three years ago after I heard a late night radio show discussing the poet Rilke and his use of ‘the liminal’. If that sounds a bit fancy, it’s actually quite straightforward: the liminal world is the one that is around us but always unseen. We may find it in the moment of prayer, in an old photograph, in the moment before we go to sleep, in birth, and in death.

I felt like my music has always wanted to try and capture this quality but I didn’t know how to name it. Once I understood that this was what I wanted to achieve, I was able to start making the record. I don’t read or write music so I had to work out a way to score everything. I did this mostly by hand, using midi. I then played the piano back against these midi scores, and I used a number of different pianos in different locations across Berlin. Then I learned how to build software arpeggiators in Max MSP, which you can hear in tracks like Lake Kinesis and Fugue State. It took many, many hours of trial and error to score the rest of the parts for the woodwind, brass and string sections.

I recorded everything onto a cheap tape recorder and into the computer. Then I sent stuff back out onto tape again, to get that saturation you can hear. I also used a lot of field recordings that I made on my phone, from many different locations - car parks and churches in Berlin, airport toilets, on the banks of rivers, in the Welsh mountains. Finally when I was happy with the way it sounded, I took my gear to an abandoned sanitarium in the French Alps and played everything back, and re-recorded the sound of it playing in these dusty, forgotten rooms.

In this way, the record is actually a little like a live performance but no one attended apart from me."  
- Conrad Clipper

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Best Of 2015

U.S. Girls Half Free


We will keep it short and sweet. 2015 was a growing year. We are looking forward to Conrad Clipper's beautiful and timeless work, Cycle of Liminal Rites. Please, check back with us for that soon.

Personally, I would like to thank the lovely folks at Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon and Laneway Festival in Australia for some of the best Angel Olsen shows yet. Also, to the growing crew that supports our touring - "Team Angel" is better with youuu. Lastly, touring artists and new friends in London and abroad, it has been a pleasure!

Much more music to come!



Thelma and the Sleaze - Greatest Hits Live (Self)
Erykah Badu - But You Caint Use My Phone (Self)
Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)
Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals (Domino)
Chaos Echoes - Transient (Nuclear War Now)

Ken Camden - Dream Memory (Kranky)
Itasca - Unmoored By the Wind (New Images)
Bjork - Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
Salad Boys - Metalmania (Trouble In Mind)
Broken Water - Wrought (Night People)
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk)
Joanne Robertson - Black Moon Days (Feeding Tube)
Tina - Sink cassette (Sophomore Lounge)
Johnny Young - II cassette (Voyager Golden)
Nest Egg - Respectable (Bathetic)
Barnett + Coloccia - Weld (Blackest Ever Black)
Moses Sumney - Mid-City Island (Self) 2014
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar)
Dean Blunt - Babyfather (Self)
Xam - Tone Systems (Deep Distance)
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green (Dead Oceans)
Beach House - Depression Cherry (Sub Pop)
Charles Cohen - Brother I Prove You Wrong (Morphine)
Toupée - Leg Toucher (Moniker)
Red Sea - In the Salon (Bayonet)
Lionlimb - Turnstile 7” (Bayonet)
Promised Land Sound - For Use and Delight (Paradise of Bachelors)
U.S. Girls - Half Free (4AD)
Arthur Russell - Corn (Audika)
Deerhunter - Fading Frontier (4AD)
The Cairo Gang - Goes Missing (Drag City)

Jaye Bartell - Loyalty (Sinderlyn)
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (Top Dawg)
Dick Diver - Melbourne, Florida (Trouble In Mind)
Floating Points - Elaenia (Pluto)
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (Brainfeeder)
V/A - Bobby Gillespie Presents: Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down (Ace Records)
V/A - Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party (Numero Group)
Leon Bridges - Coming Home (Columbia)
Daniel Bachman - River (Three Lobed)


Arvo Pärt - Passio (AJNA)
Promise - s/t (Got Kinda Lost)
Broadcast LPs (Warp)
Spooner Oldham - Pot Luck (Numero)
Willie Nelson - Teatro (Light in The Attic)
The Wild Poppies - Heroine (Manufactured Recordings)


Exhibit BE featuring Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty
Laneway Festival
La Luz/ Shivas, Siberia
Mars, Gasa Gasa
The Sal Show, Circle Bar
Ryley Walker/ Steve Gunn, Gasa Gasa

Swans, El Rey
Sleep/Thou, The Civic
Wume, Oval Space
Kevin Morby, The Lexington
Jenny Hval, Cafe OTO
Mayor Daley, Meatpie
Me & My Dog, Dublin
High, Siberia
Angel Olsen, Lisbon, Portugal
Thelma & The Sleaze, Turn One
Charles Bradley, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Kendrick Lamar, The Civic
Peaches, One Eyed Jacks
J Fernandez, Moth Club
Disappears, 100 Club
Mdou Moctar, Cafe OTO